OCTOBER: WOMEN AND THE CIVIL WAR
SATURDAY, October 15, 2016; 10:00-12:00 A.M.
Hinsdale Library, 20 E Maple St, Hinsdale
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This program is free to AAUW Members, Guests,and the community.
Presented by Civil War Scholar and Educator
We’ve heard so much about the men in the Civil War, but what about the women? The world and its rules changed suddenly and dramatically in early 1861 when the men left. Women’s lives, and their roles in the home and in the community, would never be the same.
Join us as Civil War scholar, educator, and presenter Dave Overeem discusses this challenging time in our history—a time when women’s roles transitioned from the custodians of hearth and home to breadwinners, ammunition manufacturers, nurses, spies, and innovators in the design and administration of hospitals and health care systems From prominent figures such as Florence Nightingale and Harriet Tubman to the less well-known wives, mothers, educators and workers, women were vital to the war effort.
Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.